Ugly Mugs: Gloucestershire gargoyles


John Putley explores the origins of gargoyles and looks at the possible reasons why they were created. Finally, he looks at some of the different forms that can be found on our local churches and buildings

Look out! Look up!  They wait on walls, rest on roofs and blend into buttresses - but can you see them?  Gloucestershire has a large population of resident gargoyles but not all are where you would expect them to be!   Even though they only have a simple architectural function, gargoyles (and their cousins, the grotesques) can be found in a wealth of forms, some fantastic, some frightening and some funny. 



Wotton-under-Edge Civic Centre

2 Gloucester Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DN

Friday 27th October 2023 at 7.30pm

     Visitors welcome.


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